Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pony Rider

It's not often (or, you know, ever) bloggers make their way out to the booming metropolis of Rochester, so when Katlyn messaged me awhile back to ask if we could arrange a meet up, I was like, "Okay, yes, of course, but what the fuck are you doing out here?" I guess visiting family was a good reason (and the only reason Tracy made it out here, so thanks blogger families) and we got together last Friday.

I have yet to meet a blogger in person that I haven't instantly clicked with and Katlyn was just the same. She walked into the barn right as I was stuffing my face with a donut in between hacking my lungs out from allergies which pretty much sums me up in a nutshell. Bobby had been covered in his own pee that morning--not a rare occurrence--and he was hanging out in his stall in his ten sizes too small Irish knit after a quick bath, but he screamed a greeting to her too.

I love food, Bobby loves demanding attention, neither one of us is dressed well: welcome to the nut house!

we try to make it fun at least!

Bobby was in a good mood that morning and got right to work loose and relaxed. He was lovely when Tracy was out as well which means I should probably start paying bloggers to come out to shows so he's pleasant to ride. Two for two, it must be a sure thing.

After a quick w/t/c on a loose rein, I forced Katlyn into the purple spurs despite her protests that she'd never ridden in them before and sent her on her way while I popped out to my car to grab my camera. I came back in and they were trotting around like total pros with zero input.


Since Bobby's been trained almost solely by me his whole life, he goes off a lot of made up cues, but Katlyn did a fucking awesome job with him and I barely had to give her any input. I can't imagine going from a tiny pony to a giant moose, but she looked totally at home up there.

We played in the double for a few brief moments which I also forced her to participate in, and Bobby showed off his easy peasy changes which is about the only surefire fun thing I can guarantee anyone can get on and do with him.

Afterwards we ran over to Panera and talked ponies, bloggers, and how Katlyn has the worst job ever (possibly just my interpretation) before coming back to get some actual pony snuggles in. 10/10 recommend a meet up with this lady, I can verify she can go in the blogger rolodex of not being a secret online creeper.

even though she did make fun of bobby's mustache forelock. 

Anyone else have a reason to visit WNY?

NO. OF COURSE YOU DON'T, IT'S THE WORST STATE EVER.

28 comments:

  1. omgggggg. how lucky she is to have met King Bobby!!

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    1. You're only 5,000 miles away, it's not THAT far of a trip! ;)

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  2. I just had a facebook memory of that time you came to visit Riley for the first time and he promptly pulled a shoe off to show you all his secrets talents! I love me some Bobby!

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    1. Our meet up at Carousel just popped up for me, complete with Riley and Bobby matching derp faces. #legendary

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  3. I feel like this post gives me a reason to visit, though... ;)

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    1. If you're ever up at Fort Drum in the winter, come out this way on your way back and luxuriate in the 50* warmer weather.

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  4. aww haha i actually love rochester!!! and yet haven't made it back up in a couple years, hrm. so cool that you got to meet katlyn tho!!!! she looks great on bobby and that's so cool that he's doing so well in the double!

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    1. You have to come back up for a visit so I can take you riding around Mendon!

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  5. Bobby needs to go on tour so all us adoring fans who aren't going to be visiting Rochester anytime soon (or like, ever) can meet him.

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    1. But don't you miss NY SO MUCH?! Maybe Science will sponsor a road trip where he can meet everyone's vets while we're at it.

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  6. Believe it or not, we do have a customer sort of out that way. But the one time I actually called on them we flew in and flew out the same day. If I ever go back, I'll definitely touch base!
    Sounds like such a fun day! Bobby is a total show off!

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    1. Sorry, you're only allowed to visit if you bring lobster rolls. :P

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  7. Sounds like a fun meet up. I really wish you didn't live in Rochester so we could meet up.

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    1. I wish I didn't live in Rochester, too.

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  8. I would love to do a blogger meet up but am not going to NY any time soon. :(

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    1. Blogger meet ups are almost not worth coming to NY. ;)

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  9. Lovely pictures!!

    I too wish that I lived near more bloggers!

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  10. My extended family lives in upstate NY, so I will totally come visit next time I'm there! (Which has been once in the last 5 years.) I met Katlyn at World Cup and she was totally great. I wish I got to meet more blogger ponies.

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    1. I had so much fun meeting you too! If you ever happen to be in MN (hopefully never because really who wants to be here) you are totally welcome to meet my pony :)

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    2. Yaaassss! Plz bring five thousand dressage saddles so I can try them because there is no dressage in WNY.

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  11. Love this post so much!! Glad I'm not in the online creeper category and yeah, you didn't get my job that far off haha. But seriously though, that mustache forelock is the best ;)

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    1. Poor mustache forelock, it has zero chill.

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  12. Awesome yay! I can't wait to actually meet at least one of you guys from blogland... I'll be in NJ in October... that's as close as I'll get.

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    1. Maybe one day we'll make it to a MA event at the same time!

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  13. I'm not far from you, we could do a ride together sometime if I can figure out how to cross the boarder lol

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